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What browser do you use?

What internet browser do you use?

  • Firefox 2

    Votes: 20 4.1%
  • Firefox 3

    Votes: 288 59.5%
  • IE6

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • IE7/IE7 Pro

    Votes: 102 21.1%
  • IE8

    Votes: 75 15.5%
  • Opera

    Votes: 57 11.8%
  • Chrome

    Votes: 31 6.4%
  • Maxthon

    Votes: 8 1.7%
  • Other

    Votes: 59 12.2%
  • Browser...we don't need no stinking browser

    Votes: 7 1.4%

  • Total voters
    484
Posts
78
Yeah. I disabled Flash and Java unless I push a button, so I'm OK. ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista Business x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8P67 Pro
    Memory
    12GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX960 GAMING X 4GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (Built in)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell E2210H, Dell E2010HC, ViewSonic VA1917A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080, 1600x900, 1366x768
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung 850Evo SSD
    1TB Toshiba 7200RPM HDD
    500GB Toshiba 7200RPM HDD
    PSU
    Corsair CX750
    Case
    Antec Solution SLK1650
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212EVO
    Mouse
    Logitech M500
    Keyboard
    Dell Quietkey
    Internet Speed
    Fast!
    Other Info
    This is my main PC. It is custom built by me.

townsbg

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Vista Guru
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Chromium and other derivatives are still supporting XP & Vista.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB
Posts
78
Good to know, I'll look into that.
Josh
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista Business x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8P67 Pro
    Memory
    12GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX960 GAMING X 4GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (Built in)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell E2210H, Dell E2010HC, ViewSonic VA1917A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080, 1600x900, 1366x768
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung 850Evo SSD
    1TB Toshiba 7200RPM HDD
    500GB Toshiba 7200RPM HDD
    PSU
    Corsair CX750
    Case
    Antec Solution SLK1650
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212EVO
    Mouse
    Logitech M500
    Keyboard
    Dell Quietkey
    Internet Speed
    Fast!
    Other Info
    This is my main PC. It is custom built by me.

Vistaar

Vista Guru
Posts
535
Chromium and other derivatives are still supporting XP & Vista.
Well I don't use Chromium or other derivatives, but as I pointed out a week ago (post #271), the Chromium Project has been working all year to remove support for Vista and XP: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=579196. Opera 37 does not support Vista or XP, but Opera has promised that there will be security fixes for earlier versions: Initial Opera developer 37 release - Opera Desktop. That is probably the best offer that Vista users will get from any Chromish browser, but Windows 7 users such as Josh can of course continue to use Chrome for a few more years without any such concerns.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

Vistaar

Vista Guru
Posts
535
...Opera has promised that there will be security fixes for earlier versions: Initial Opera developer 37 release - Opera Desktop. That is probably the best offer that Vista users will get from any Chromish browser...
That statement seemed reasonable in July 2016, but that was then; this is now. One security update for Opera 36 was issued in August 2016, but there hasn't been another update since then (see ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera-winxpvista/). Opera 36.0.2130.80 would probably still work in 2018, but Opera no longer supports Vista.

The last browser that I regularly used on Vista was Firefox, which is also about to end support (see Update on Firefox support for Windows XP and Vista – Future Releases).
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

townsbg

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That statement seemed reasonable in July 2016, but that was then; this is now. One security update for Opera 36 was issued in August 2016, but there hasn't been another update since then (see ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera-winxpvista/). Opera 36.0.2130.80 would probably still work in 2018, but Opera no longer supports Vista.

The last browser that I regularly used on Vista was Firefox, which is also about to end support (see Update on Firefox support for Windows XP and Vista – Future Releases).
They might have said that they would continue to update 36 but did they say how often? Maybe once every blue moon? I suppose even doing it once does count, technically. I'm past Vista. I don't often even open my Vista VM.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB

Vistaar

Vista Guru
Posts
535
I am still with FF = 52.8.0 and no problems is that FF2 or FF3 or even FF1?
Hello mich. As I tried to explain last month when you were having trouble reinstalling Vista, there will be no more security updates for Firefox ESR 52 after next month. Furthermore, ESR 52 is more than a year old now. At the moment I am using Firefox 58.0.2 on Windows 10, which is the actual current version for supported operating systems. I wish there was a good alternative browser for those who are still trying to use Vista, but in my opinion there is not - which is the main reason I am not using Vista at the moment. (I still watch TV on my old Vista PC, but that's about it these days.) Certain minor Firefox-based browsers (e.g. Pale Moon 27) have not yet announced an end of support for Vista, but they are all based on outdated Firefox code and will be ending support for Vista when their next versions are released.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
I appreciate all the help that I have received from people on this forum but it looks as if the end is neigh just as I have everything running sweetly but I shall struggle on to the end.
So support will end but that won’t stop you using Vista or will it just become increasingly more difficult to access certain web sites and be more vulnerable to hacking etc. The same thing will happen to each Windows version so that you are forced to buy new versions each 10 years or so, I suppose we can’t do much about it personally I would prefer to pay an annual fee and be kept up to date until my computer dies.
 

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townsbg

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Well at least one other member is manually downloading updates for 2008 which is still supported (until 2020) and installing them on Vista however that doesn't change the fact that not only are the browsers out of support but also the major antivirus/antimalware scanners. Also itunes is out of support as is the latest version of ios. Newer games are only for 7 or higher and possibly only 10 for some. Other than that I haven't kept track about what is supported and what isn't. As for websites your biggest problem would be in using IE. That already has been unsupported on microsoft and google websites. Any others will likely support the latest Vista compatible browsers. Staying on Vista is your choice but if you can afford it you might want to go with 7 for $120. It is very similar to Vista and has a few things I like about it that Vista doesn't have. With 7 you will still be supported for almost 2 years until 1/14/20. You can still buy legit copies from Newegg. Please note though that the only copies available cannot be transferred to another computer. Windows 7, 8 and 10 Home and Professional - Newegg.com
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB

wither 3

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I'm using FF 52.8.1, the aformentioned version of Opera and IE 9. Which one I use depends on which websites I need to access.

I should also mention that Norton Security still supports Vista.
 

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Vistaar

Vista Guru
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535

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

wither 3

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Thanks for the reference, Vistaar. I can live with everything mentioned there. I don't use Identity Safe so that's not an issue. I also update my Norton Security subscription directly through Symantec.

I do use Win 7 on another system for software that's not Vista compatible. If I have to leave Vista, I would probably spend $3K to buy a new system and use Win 10. I don't know where one would buy a retail copy of Win 7.
 

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townsbg

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I don't think that you can buy a retail copy anymore except through a private seller at Amazon or eBay but I wouldn't trust a copy through either. You can still buy OEM copies through Newegg and I would trust it coming from Newegg. Windows 7, 8 and 10 Home and Professional - Newegg.com
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB

wither 3

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Thanks townsbg.

I agree about not trusting anyone at eBay when it comes to software (never buy a serial number) but Amazon has some pretty good controls on the sellers. I've never had a problem returning something that I bought from that website.

With other software, most OEM versions don't have all the features. Not sure if that's the case with a OEM version of Win 7. Since OEM versions are usually machine specific, I don't know if buying OEM would be portable from one system to another.

I'll certainly keep it in mind.
 

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townsbg

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Being OEM it isn't transferable to another computer. Only a retail is.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB

Edwin

Power User
Posts
54
Cent Browser - a Chromium variant
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion
    CPU
    AMD
    Motherboard
    Megatrends
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 650Ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two 27", One 23", One 50"TV
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Kingston 125GB SSD,
    Samsung EVO 500GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermaltake
    Case
    generic
    Cooling
    generic
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
    Internet Speed
    normal
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
    Manufacturer/Model
    Tablet

Vistaar

Vista Guru
Posts
535
Cent Browser - a Chromium variant
I see you are running Windows 7 and 10. It would be astonishing if a browser based on Chromium 67 worked on Vista.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT